So, if I bring my disabled wife, will she be fed to the bears?
The kids will be off to their own lives (WHEW).
I am about to retire from the military and in approximately 3 years will be uprooting my wife and myself to move to another state. Once we sell our current homestead, I'd love to come and spend some time working and learning (and eating PIE) with Paul and the crew. The big problem is my wife is disabled and even though she will be able to help around the house, some gardening, and caring for animals; she wouldn't be able to be relied upon for the entire time we'd be there or any long term strenuous labor. Most days she's perfectly able to keep up with our current homestead but some days she's lucky to be able to get out of bed. Financially, we can swing providing our own food and basic needs, but she'd get bored just sitting around our future RV. Possible exchange for what she can do for COIN?
My main goal is to expose her to permaculture living to include living in a WOFATI and using a RMH. I see the vision, but she needs reassuring. I also need some "eyes on" to determine how to build my own WOFATI and hands on with a RMH build. If I were to be involved in a WOFATI build, that would be a bonus!
Would the BootCamp program be a good fit for us or is there an alternative program that would be a better fit? We'd probably want to stay for about 14 months, part of the reason we're moving is to get away from the cold so a Deep Roots package really isn't what we're after. A short term vacation renting a WOFATI wouldn't provide the scope she'd need, although living in one together (of course renting it) over the winter would be a necessity. Are there long-term rental agreements for a Boot?
This is complicated and I'm sure I'm leaving out some important details...